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Beacon Hill

The Liberty, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston

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Why We Love It

  • A notorious jail transformed into one of Boston's swankiest hotels
  • Most rooms have great views of the Charles River and Cambridge
  • Free extras like Wi-Fi and overnight shoeshine
  • Malcolm X, Sacco and Vanzetti were once incarcerated here

"Until now, the only way to see inside this architectural marvel was to get yourself arrested " -- Travel + Leisure

95% (75 Member Ratings)

"The atmosphere was so much fun."
Apr 01, 2017
LONGMEADOW, MA, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the Boston Logan International Airport and guests can expect to pay approximately $25 in cab fare to reach the destination.

Rooms & Rates

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The infamous inmate roster housed within the granite walls of Charles Street Jail includes suffragists, Sacco and Vanzetti, U-boat prisoners of war and Malcolm X. Today, the edifice still dominates a riverfront block of Beacon Hill but has been revamped into a posh AAA 4-Diamond hotel.

Dating back to 1851, the historic main building is now the entrance, a soaring atrium and 18 brick-walled guest rooms. The adjoining tower added 280 more rooms, which have just undergone an $11 million renovation. All accommodations include flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi and private martini bars; many also offer views of the Charles River and Cambridge. Upgraded from the cots used by convicts, cells now feature mahogany headboards, plush linens and rose-colored walls.

Original floor-to-ceiling windows were kept intact during the $120 million renovation and now the 90-foot central atrium looks out at a landscaped patio that was once the prison yard. Public spaces are linked by catwalks and playful big house puns were used to name the hotel’s bars and restaurants -- Alibi, Clink, the Yard, Catwalk and Scampo -- while room service has been renamed “solitary dining.”

The property offers a 24-hour gym, a running concierge who leads seasonal morning jogs, year-round running route maps and fitness classes taught by Equinox instructors every Saturday morning. Within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, guests will find streets packed with history leading to Boston Common and Faneuil Hall Marketplace. To maximize sightseeing, borrow a bicycle from the hotel at no charge.  

From the press:
  • "A see-and-be-seen open space, with a champagne bar and lots of places to lounge" -- Gayot.com



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shoe shine service

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Baby cot/crib available on request, free of charge. Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets (dogs only, less than 40lbs) are allowed on request and will be charged a $100 fee per pet per stay. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

Fees: A Valet Parking Fee of $52 (with in and out privileges) applies per day and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.

A Facility Fee of $20 (plus tax) per room per night applies and is included in the total price shown on check-out. The Facility Fee includes:

  • Wireless Internet Access
  • 24-Hour Fitness Facility with Chilled Towels and Fresh Apples
  • Sparkling Wine Welcome Beverage at Check In
  • Morning Coffee Station in Lobby
  • Two Bottles of Water Replenished Daily
  • Priority Access to Guest-Only Catwalk lounge, and Alibi Bar
  • Daily Newspapers in Lobby
  • Fresh Apples in Lobby
  • Business Center/computer access
  • Bicycle Rental (seasonal)
  • Kayak Rental (seasonal)
  • Shoe Shine Service
  • Entrance to all Liberty Affairs, including Major Mondays (live blues music at The Liberty Bar), Gallery Night Tuesdays (art exhibition in the lobby); Whole Note Wednesdays (live jazz music at The Liberty Bar); Fashionably LATE Thursdays (Thursday night Fashion show featuring local Boston designers); Beat Weekends (live sounds from Boston’s top DJs at The Liberty Bar on Friday and Saturday nights); and Saturday morning yoga classes taught by instructors from Equinox.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 3pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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95% Positive
(75 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Liberty Hotel, Boston (MA) (a Luxury Collection Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.6 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Great service
Other Comments
A little$$$
Richard Apr 02, 2017 Richmond, VA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere was so much fun.
Other Comments
It was a great experience but was surprised to discover that they place a $200 hold on my account which won't be refunded for 2-3 days.
Karen Apr 01, 2017 LONGMEADOW, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The courteous friendly service. Restaurants were awesome, Scampo's was one of the best restaurants I've eaten in, food outstanding. The Alibi and Clink also very enjoyable.
BEVERLY Mar 28, 2017 RANDOLPH, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The unique atmosphere.
maria Mar 28, 2017 Long Branch, NJ, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful lobby and historic past.
Liberty Mar 25, 2017 Charlo, MT, United States
Enjoyed Most
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Liberty. Went into Boston to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The location was excellent. staff highly professional and accommodating. We had drinks in the bar and a delicious breakfast at the restaurant Clink. Rooms were large and tastefully furnished. The architectural design of the former jail was outstanding.
Sue Mar 19, 2017 Quincy, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The interior was beautiful! Great hotel and room.
Kayla Mar 13, 2017 AttleborO, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere.
Susan Mar 13, 2017 Taunton, MA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The location and character
Other Comments
We loved it! A unique experience. The only downside was the lack of pressure and hot water in the bathroom.
Leda Mar 08, 2017 Brattleboro, VT, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
No hot water, fire alarm at 5:30am, having to go outside until allowed back in building, not giving my boyfriend a key card when I was away from hotel.
Jeanne Mar 08, 2017 Center Tuftonboro, NH, United States

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